Rab Dhuure

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Rab Dhuure
Rab Dhuure is located in Somalia
Rab Dhuure
Rab Dhuure
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°21′00″N 43°09′00″E / 4.35000°N 43.15000°E / 4.35000; 43.15000
Country  Somalia
Region Bakool
District Rabdhuure
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Rab Dhuure, also known as Rabdhure, is a town in the southwestern Bakool region of Somalia.


Rab Dhuure serves as the center of the Rabdhure District.

In March 2014, Somali Armed Forces assisted by an Ethiopian battalion with AMISOM captured the town from Al-Shabaab.[1] The offensive was part of an intensified military operation by the allied forces to remove the insurgent group from the remaining areas in southern Somalia under its control.[2]

According to Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, the government subsequently launched stabilization efforts in the newly liberated areas, which also included Hudur, Wajid and Burdhubo. The Ministry of Defence was providing ongoing reassurance and security to the local residents, and supplying logistical and security support to deliver relief assistance. Additionally, the Ministry of Interior was prepared to support and put into place programs to assist local administration and security. A Deputy Minister and several religious scholars were also dispatched to all four towns to coordinate and supervise the federal government's stabilization initiatives.[3]


The broader Rabdhure District has a total population of 37,652 residents.[4]


  1. ^ "Somalia: Ethiopian troops in deadly battle with Al Shabaab, Rabdhure town liberated". Garowe Online. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia: Federal Govt, AMISOM troops clash with Al Shabaab". Garowe Online. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "SOMALIA: PM hosts meeting with International Community diplomats on stabilisation efforts". Raxanreeb. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)". UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013.